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Latest update : 2014-06-09

Harnessing female economic power

This week, we’re at the Global Summit of Women in Paris, where more than 1,000 people, including politicians and businesspeople, have converged to discuss ways of harnessing female economic power. We take a look at how women are in danger of being left behind in the Digital Revolution. Also, we talk to a Nigerian leading banker on ensuring gender balance in developing African economies. Finally, we see how Italy's economic crisis has resulted in a growing number of women entering the workforce.

By Annette YOUNG , Yara JAMALI , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Lucy PROVAN , Georges YAZBECK

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2014-10-16 women

Decision makers in Deauville: The 10th annual Women’s Forum

In this edition: hundreds of activists, politicians, business leaders, and the occasional celebrity descend on the French beachside town of Deauville to attend the 10th annual...

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2014-10-24 women

Should freezing your eggs be a company benefit?

In this edition: Apple and Facebook are now offering coverage for their female employees to freeze their eggs. But is this a real solution for women as they struggle to achieve...

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2014-10-09 China

Tipping the balance: Why Chinese families are starting to prefer baby girls

In this edition, we talk to Marie Claire senior journalist, Emmanuelle Eyles-Duwat, about her report on why having a baby girl in China is no longer taboo. Also, as it faces...

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2014-10-03 women

Emma Watson: Feminism's newest poster girl

In this edition, we look at how Emma Watson's latest role off-screen may be her most demanding yet. Watson has been appointed the UN spokeswoman for the #heforshe gender equality...

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2014-09-25 women

Clothes Maketh the Woman

With Paris Fashion Week being underway, we ask is fashion and feminism an oxymoron? Also we meet the people who decide what will be in your wardrobe in 2016. Plus we talk to...

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